Oh man, oh man, oh man. It's finally here. The 2017-18 Sixers season is underway with our squad locked in a pretty tightly contested game down in Washington after a quarter of play.
We've already seen Joel Embiid attempt to destroy the world -- and get fouled.
Look at the determination.— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) October 18, 2017
Oh, what could have been on this play. pic.twitter.com/qSzy9kdDgO
To tweet a foul... or not tweet a foul? That is the question. pic.twitter.com/AfrRjMOfXG— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) October 18, 2017
But the most buzzed about moment from the first frame of the Sixers' young season was clearly when Markelle Fultz went to the foul line and... well, tossed up some ugly bricks.
Hack a Fultz is going to be a thing soon pic.twitter.com/uTl6sHvoTV— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) October 18, 2017
This isn't the first time we've seen this but it is the first time non-preseason Sixers fans are seeing it. We wondered aloud if the Sixers were doing the right thing with Fulz prior to tonight's game. The lack of information on his injuries is troubling. So what's the deal with that form?
Well, Twitter had a field day with it.
"Oh my god," Philadelphia says watching Fultz shoot free throws.— Enrico (@The700Level) October 18, 2017
Markelle Fultz’s free throw attempt just now is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen on a basketball court since Gordon Hayward’s injury.— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) October 18, 2017
I do not understand a single thing about this Fultz free throw thing.— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) October 18, 2017
Fultz is shook at the line. Get outta here with the shoulder excuse.— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) October 18, 2017
Can someone introduce Markelle Fultz to Herb Magee?— Matt Mullin (@matt_mullin) October 18, 2017
yo those were the worst free throws I've ever seen— The Evster (@Evsterrr) October 18, 2017
Fultz should just punt the ball during free throws.— _mattmac (@_mattmac) October 18, 2017
Fultz shooting free throws like a Charles Barkley tee shot nothing to worry about— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) October 18, 2017
Fultz's free throws pic.twitter.com/y0RfpzXuEE— Jeff McMenamin (@SixersBlog) October 18, 2017
Am I worried that Markelle Fultz has the same free throw motion as me? No. Just regretting my decision not to declare for the 2017 draft.— Andy Greenwald (@andygreenwald) October 18, 2017
Markelle Fultz free throw form pic.twitter.com/8CN73955Y8— Brian J. Haddad (@BrianJHaddad) October 18, 2017
Although Fultz's shoulder looked perfectly fine on this delicious block! He also had a couple of early buckets.
[Highlight] Fultz not giving up on the play, chase-down block on Oubre pic.twitter.com/STN8w3sToC— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) October 18, 2017
It's a long season, rook. Just please work on that free throw motion.